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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Radiation-Emitting Products

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The chest wall edge of the compression paddle on our system is generally straight but "slightly wavy." Will this meet the requirement?

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Yes. The intent of the regulation is that the chest wall edge be generally straight as opposed to curved to fit the general chest wall shape. Some older paddles/compression cones were formed to a curved shape at the chest wall edge and this section was included to prevent their use.

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